by Roby Ellis
[Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:14]
A. Before His ascension, Jesus commissioned His disciples to preach the Gospel to the entire world (Matthew 28:18-20).
B. Since this is now our responsibility, we must know what the Gospel is that these men preached.
I. The Gospel of the kingdom began with John.
A. This marked “the beginning of the gospel” (Mark 1:1).
B. He preached of repentance, baptism, and the kingdom of God (Matthew 3:2; Mark 1:4).
C. Some obeyed, but certainly not all (Matthew 3:5-8).
II. Jesus preached the same Gospel.
A. He also preached concerning the kingdom as well as the need for repentance and baptism (Matthew 4:17; John 3:22-30).
B. He sent forth the disciples with the same message (Matthew 10:7; Luke 10:9; Luke 24:47; Matthew 28:18-20).
III. The apostles also preached this same Gospel.
A. They preached it at Pentecost (Acts 2:38-41).
B. Peter preached the same Gospel throughout his entire life (Acts 2:38; 10:48; 11:18; 1 Peter 3:21; 2 Peter 3:9).
C. Paul preached it to the Jew and the Gentile alike (Acts 17:30; 26:20; Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 28:23).
A. We have a responsibility to preach the same Gospel to the world today, even if the world prefers a counterfeit.
B. If you have been listening to “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6-9), it is time to give heed to the true Gospel and render obedience to it.